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The 2017 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$120 Early Bird Director Rate
Through Sept. 22nd
$150 Pre-conference Director Rate
Through Dec.15th
$85 First Time Attendee Rate
Through Dec. 15th 
$50

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Through Dec. 15th

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S.M.A.L.L. Band Programs: Strategies for Success

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  • It's almost contest time. You have that perfect piece in mind with four horn parts, but your band has only two horns. This is just one challenge the typical director of a small band faces. Other topics of discussion include sound, music, arranging, language, leadership, motivational tactics, sound development, instrumentation management, and enrollment maintenance.
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  • Dr. Brandon Robinson joined the faculty at Wake Forest University in July 2014. As Associate Director of Bands, Dr. Robinson’s duties include marching band (SOTOGAB), wind ensemble, symphonic band, jazz combo (OGJC), basketball and volleyball pep band, jazz saxophone studio, and Arranging for the Athletic Bands. During his time at the University of Mississippi, Dr. Robinson’s graduate teaching assistant duties included supervising student teachers, teaching MUS 103: Introduction to Music for non-music majors, and assisting the jazz ensembles. Prior to Dr. Robinson’s graduate work at Ole Miss, he served on the music faculty at Alcorn State University. In addition to Dr. Robinson’s college teaching experience, he also taught in the public schools in Arkansas for twelve years. Dr. Robinson’s bands consistently received superior ratings in all areas, including marching band, concert band, and jazz band. Dr. Robinson earned a BME (1995) and a MM in instrumental conducting (2007) from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR and a Ph.D. in music education (2014) from the University of Mississippi.
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  • David Robinson
  • Dr. David Robinson is currently the Director of Bands at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. His teaching assignments include teaching the 30-member Wind Ensemble and Instrumental Music Methods. Previously, he taught in the public schools of Arkansas. He received a BME from Arkansas State, an MM from the University of Missouri, and a DMA from the University of North Texas.
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